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Where were you when man landed on the moon in 1969?


JoAnn Morgan, a US Space Flight Program trailblazer was in the Firing Room at NASA – the only woman – and she has a story to tell..

JoAnn is coming to Batemans Bay – for one appearance only – all proceeds to Batemans Bay Writers Festival.

A Conversation with JoAnn Morgan and Nikki Cooper will be held

WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER AT 5.00 PM (Doors open 4.30 pm)
at BATEMANS BAY SOLDIERS CLUB, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay

Online:  Adults $20 – school children free – or register by leaving your name and number of guests on 44725097 and bring $20 cash per person to the door.  Bookings by 18 September please.

Enquiries:  Julie Stuart 0438 590 505 or Nikki Cooper 0414 638 552

Sarah Rice

sarah_rice_headshotSarah Rice is a Canberra-based art-theory lecturer, visual artist and writer. She has won numerous awards including the inaugural Ron Pretty poetry award, Bruce Dawe poetry prize, the Writing Ventures International Competition and the Gwen Harwood poetry prize.
And she has been short-listed and long-listed for many more, among them the CJ Dennis poetry award and the Canberra University Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Poetry.
Sarah’s limited-edition art-book of poetry Those Who Travel is held in the National Gallery of Australia and other private and public institutions.
Sarah’s publications include Best Australian Poetry 2012 and 2015, Long Glances: A Snapshot of new Australian Poetry 2013, The House is Not Quiet and the World is Not Calm: Poetry from Canberra and many poetry anthologies.
She is often invited to give poetry readings and runs workshops in conjunction with national art institutes. She also writes poetry in collaboration with visual artists such as photographers, ceramicists, print-makers, and glass-artists.

Anthony Mayne

2093_IMG_1880-1Anthony Mayne is a facilitator, MC, culture change consultant and executive coach.  As a former head of culture and organization development for a large Australian company, he enjoys working with individuals and groups adapting to a changing environment.  When not in the corporate world, he enjoys the chance to work with local communities as an MC, and is currently looking to establish a local Playhouse Theatre.  As a failed stand-up comedian, amatuer thespian and over-rated poetry slammer, Anthony is confident he will be cast in the Playhouse’s first production! As a graduate of the Oxford Children’s Theatre Box Hill, his highlights reel includes being a joint-winner of the Eurobodalla River of Arts poerty slam event last year, winning the stand up comedy open mic in Winnipeg, Canada on a minus 25 degree night and being cast as the Queen of Hearts in Blue Cow’s Sydney production of Alice in Wonderland.

Stafford Ray

StaffordRayStafford Ray’s concern for the environment and social issues has always driven his writing — from poetry, plays to fiction. His first novel, Cull, reads as a page turner but beneath this a deeper tension is revealed. His latest novel, Australian Gulag ­ A Love Story, deals with the issues surrounding offshore detention and the personal tragedies of those caught up in the system.